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washington down to the san francisco bay. just take a look at this. the beautiful napa valley tonight has vineyards under water. it was a one, two, three punch. three storms in less than one week plowing down on the west coast, the latest today dropping up to an inch of rain an hour in some spots. in reno, nevada, wind gusts reported to hit 95 miles an hour. nearly 100,000 people without power. homes flooded, roofs smashed and cars under water. rig toppled over. and temporarily closing this bridge, a crucial artery across the san francisco bay. >> be prepared. >> reporter: across northern california, swollen rivers threaten to flood cities like napa where sandbags are passed out and countless trees came crashing down. we saw this one fall before our eyes. how close did it come to you? >> within feet of my truck. >> reporter: we were driving down this highway in napa and this tree came crashing down in front of us. i want to show you how huge this tree is. take a look. a giant tree. i mean, the roots of this thing are four feet tall. now, there may be another storm later in the week after
than a week have left the west coast a soggy mess. in the usually scenic napa valley, the triple whammy left vineyards under water. and giant trees came dangerously close to pancaking even more cars right before our eyes. we were literally driving down the road when this giant tree came toppling on to this road. how close did this come to you? >> it was within feet of my truck. >> reporter: you were driving down the road? >> i was driving down the road. >> reporter: in the mountains that pounding rain made for a beautiful winter white backdrop. but in other parts, like this neighborhood east of san francisco, the cleanup is only beginning. and, boy, the cleanup here will sure take a long time. now all eyes turn to this storm headed here tomorrow. sam? >> yeah, it's just a minor dry day, cecilia. we know that the next system does drag on later on tonight. so this momentary dry. even in that momentary dry patch, you'll get mist and showers going on. then later on tonight, into tomorrow, another wave of rain. we've seen the storms come off the pacific and move across the northwest. this wi
they were preparing in napa. you can see that the russian river is forecast to crest today. flooding is the first issue. then, winds. reno, nevada, big problems on the roadway. high-profile vehicles traveling get a 70 miles per hour gust, it guz done. some of the mountain passes in the sierras could easily see 100-plus mile-per-hour winds today. the first threat is rain, we're talking about flooding. how much more rain? anywhere from 4 to 8 inches. you can see right here in the red area, reno is involved. redding is in the purple. and this, even though same colors used here, the wind gusts, look at how south, it goes to los angeles, great falls, montana. lot of places not only just talking about that but the snow. and the snow, the snow levels have come down, starting to see a little bit more of that freezing. sun valley, jackson hole and mount baker, all going to get in that foot area. that's some good news. after today, you get a break tomorrow and storm number four, if you can believe it or not, not that strong, but it's going to hit on tuesday. a look at the nation's weather in a
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